Natural History BIOL 1902A
Lecture 1 !
•Natural History is NATURE
•Living, breathing, dynamic animals… !
•Reptiles and Amphibians - Herps!
•Natural History is also living, dynamic PLANTS
•Natural History is the interactions between plants and animals and interactions
between animals and animals!
•Natural History is the REAL WORLD, it is the only reality show!
•The OBSERVATION of living plants and animals - FLORA AND FAUNA - and their
interactions. It is an OBSERVATIONAL SCIENCE!
•One with a general interest in Natural History is a NATURALIST
•Grasslands (ﬁelds) have vertical lines!
•American Bittern - Background Matching
•Forests - Light-speckled ﬂoor (patches of light) - Female Grouse!
•Brown Creeper (tree bark)!
•Grey tree frog - can change its colour with what it is on or next to!
•Eastern Screech-Owl are Bark Mimics during the day!
•Snowshoe Hare (Varying Hare) - seasonal colour change!